Verascope - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Verascope

1895

Original model

J. Richard

Paris

France

Image of Verascope

Lens:
Two, f8, c. 55 mm rapid rectilinear. Fixed aperture.

Shutter:
Single-blade guillotine with capping blade. T and I setting.

Construction:
Blued metal body.

Format:
Two exposures on 45 x 107 mm plates held in a changing box, push-pull mechanism.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Reflecting view-finder. Opaque sighting spot with cross hairs.
Removable changing box with manual counter.

Serial Number:
4818 .

With:
A box of 25 diapositives marked "Diapostifs du Verascope Richard". On the lid of the box is a drawing showing this model of Verascope. Case.

The Original model can be identified by the view-finder which superimposes a bright spot on the field of view. The Original model was produced until 1900 when the spot view-finder was replaced by a direct-vision version.

The Verascope introduced the 45 x 107 mm format and started a long line of similar stereo cameras that were still in production in the 1930s. Many different models were produced with a variety of top-quality lenses. Larger sizes of 6 x 13 cm and 7 x 13 cm were also made. Many accessories were produced for use with the camera including roll-film backs, printers, enlargers and viewers.

References & Notes:
BP 10064/1893. BJA 1899, pp. 1111, 888. Lothrop, Century, p. 87.

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